coccidium


coc·cid·i·um

noun \käk-ˈsi-dē-əm\
plural -ia \-dē-ə\

Definition of COCCIDIUM

:  any of an order (Coccidia) of protozoans usually parasitic in the digestive epithelium of vertebrates

Origin of COCCIDIUM

New Latin, diminutive of coccus
First Known Use: circa 1879

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